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Mississippi Foundation Sweetpotato Transition Plan and Order Form

Mississippi Foundation Sweetpotato Transition Plan and Order Form

🕔16:57, 12.Oct 2018

Last week Mississippi State University announced a three-year transition plan of its Foundation Sweetpotato Seed Program which is operated out of the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station in Pontotoc, MS.  The intent behind the transition is to expand the in-state

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Keys to Producing High Yielding Wheat

Keys to Producing High Yielding Wheat

🕔15:53, 10.Oct 2018

Wheat can be a fairly consistent and productive crop which offers some benefits and diversity for your cropping system. This article will address several vital planting and fall management practices to employ to mitigate environmental limitations and optimize wheat productivity.

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2018 Row Crop Short Course

2018 Row Crop Short Course

🕔17:20, 9.Oct 2018

The program for the 2018 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course has been finalized and registration is open to those who would like to attend.  The 2018 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference

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2018 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

2018 MSU Short List of Suggested Wheat Varieties

🕔17:35, 13.Sep 2018

This publication lists those wheat varieties which have demonstrated superior productivity in the Mississippi Wheat and Oat Variety Trials and summarizes their characteristics. This independent information should help you better assess those varieties which are suited for your specific region.

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Sudden Death Syndrome Look Alike Part II: Southern Blight of Soybean

Sudden Death Syndrome Look Alike Part II: Southern Blight of Soybean

🕔11:58, 8.Sep 2018

Southern blight of soybean has been a much more widespread occurrence during the later stages of the 2018 season. Diagnosing plant diseases once plants have lost their leaves or do not exhibit all of the symptoms or signs of the fungus can be difficult. The current blog post contains information to differentiate between southern blight and some of the other more common diseases that produce interveinal chlorosis in the field.

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Cotton Defoliation Training – Tunica, MS – September 4th @ 10am

Cotton Defoliation Training – Tunica, MS – September 4th @ 10am

🕔09:52, 1.Sep 2018

The final cotton defoliation training will be held on Tuesday, September 4th at Mid-South Ag Equipment in Tunica, MS.  Mid-South Ag Equipment is located at 4028 Josephine Road.  The defoliation training will begin at 10 am and will conclude with

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 31, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 31, 2018

🕔10:57, 31.Aug 2018

Bollworm moth trap counts rose slightly this week in most locations, with trap counts being comparable to long-term averages. Tobacco budworm trap counts remained low as they have been all year.  As most agronomic crops are nearly past the stage

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6th Annual Sweetpotato Field Day- August 30th (Pontotoc, MS)

🕔12:38, 27.Aug 2018

PONTOTOC, Miss. — Sweetpotato producers, crop consultants, agricultural industry representatives and the general public will learn about ongoing Mississippi State University sweetpotato research and outreach efforts at a field day Aug. 30. The MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and

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2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide

🕔07:30, 25.Aug 2018

The 2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide can be accessed using the link below.  The Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide was compiled by Extension Specialists from throughout the Mid-South and is updated yearly. Cotton defoliation applications started this past week and will likely

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Cotton Defoliation Training:  Crawford, MS – August 27 @ 10 am

Cotton Defoliation Training: Crawford, MS – August 27 @ 10 am

🕔07:18, 25.Aug 2018

The second of three cotton defoliation trainings will be held on Monday, August 27th at the farm headquarters of Glen and Rodney Mast.  Mast Farms headquarters is located at 2594 Carson Road, Crawford, MS.  The defoliation training will begin at

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 24, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 24, 2018

🕔17:49, 24.Aug 2018

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were similar to lower than last week and tobacco budworm catches were few. For most crops, the threat of an economic bollworm infestation is likely past unless the field was planted very late.

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Heliothine Trap Counts, August 17, 2018

Heliothine Trap Counts, August 17, 2018

🕔09:37, 17.Aug 2018

Bollworm trap catches were stable to slightly higher across Mississippi this week compared to the previous week. Delta bollworm trap catches were lower this week than during the same week in 2017. Tobacco budworm trap catches remained low as they

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Cotton Defoliation Training Sessions

Cotton Defoliation Training Sessions

🕔13:45, 16.Aug 2018

A series of cotton defoliation training sessions will be held in Mississippi over the next couple of weeks.  Given that a portion of this crop will defoliated somewhat earlier than in the past few years as well as the fickle

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Cotton Irrigation Termination

Cotton Irrigation Termination

🕔11:51, 11.Aug 2018

We have reached the time of year when irrigation is typically terminated in many areas of the state.  Our recommendation for irrigation termination is as follows.  For furrow irrigated fields, irrigation should be terminated at first cracked boll.  In many

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 10, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 10, 2018 Updated

🕔08:22, 10.Aug 2018

Bollworm moth trap catches were down sharply this week, so hopefully that will translate to a break in bollworm larval pressure soon. Tobacco budworm trap catches remain at very low levels.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, August 3, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, August 3, 2018 Updated

🕔08:39, 3.Aug 2018

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were somewhat higher in Mississippi this week, especially in Coahoma county. Therefore expect bollworm egg and larval pressure to continue at similar levels for another week in susceptible crops. Tobacco budworm trap catches remain at very

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 27, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 27, 2018

🕔12:00, 27.Jul 2018

Bollworm pheromone trap catches were down a little this week in most counties. There are still plenty of moths available to lay enough eggs to cause economic damage in susceptible crops, so remain alert for bollworm infestations. Tobacco budworm pressure

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Field Identification of Foliar Cotton Diseases Can Oftentimes be Based on Canopy Location

Field Identification of Foliar Cotton Diseases Can Oftentimes be Based on Canopy Location

🕔18:44, 22.Jul 2018

Numerous questions over the past two weeks regarding the presence of foliar leaf spots in cotton. For the most part, limited reports of bacterial blight and target spot have been made. However, the specific location of lesions within the cotton canopy can oftentimes aid in the proper disease diagnosis.

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Soybean Disease Update July 20, 2018

Soybean Disease Update July 20, 2018

🕔21:52, 20.Jul 2018

A relatively quiet soybean disease year. However, over the past two weeks an increased number of diseases have been observed. Septoria brown spot and target spot continue to be the most commonly observed diseases.

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2018 Row Rice Trials Update

2018 Row Rice Trials Update

🕔09:35, 20.Jul 2018

Here are some updated photos of the Row Rice trials as they begin to head out. This year we have nine locations in Bolivar, Leflore, Coahoma, and Tunica counties.  Many thanks to the producers that have provided the locations this

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 20, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 20, 2018 Updated

🕔08:33, 20.Jul 2018

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches were up sharply this week in the Delta region, signalling the beginning of another generation. The next 2-3 weeks will likely be most critical for monitoring bollworm pressure in cotton and late soybeans. Tobacco budworm

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Mississippi Ag Industry Council – Row Crop Update

Mississippi Ag Industry Council – Row Crop Update

🕔17:58, 18.Jul 2018

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2018 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 25.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 13, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 13, 2018

🕔10:21, 14.Jul 2018

Overall, southwestern corn borer trap counts have been lower than normal all year and we appear to have gotten past the peak of the second generation. Additionally, the bulk of the corn has reached the dent stage and is beyond

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When can I Safely Finish Irrigating my Corn?

When can I Safely Finish Irrigating my Corn?

🕔17:29, 13.Jul 2018

As the corn crop nears maturity, knowing when you can safely terminate irrigation timing, while optimizing yield potential is likely the most important decision you will face. In order to make this call, you need to know when the crop will reach maturity and how much moisture is present in your soil. This article outlines the steps needed to help make this process accurate and reliable.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 13, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 13, 2018 Updated

🕔08:17, 13.Jul 2018

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches in our trap line surprisingly declined in the Delta region this week again, but increased slightly in Northeastern MS. However, one trap in Quitman county not normally reported here had 645 bollworm moths in it

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